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on other nations, especially our allies and friends. it's all coming from one man, edward snowden and the secrets he made off before he left as a u.s. intelligence analyst. now the white house is scrambling to soothe feelings while fielding questions about how much the president knew. we begin in washington tonight with nbc's andrea mitchell. andrea, good evening. >> reporter: good evening, brian. the white house is under fire from its closest allies. for the first time the president is promising to limit the nsa's extraordinary reach saying what they are able to do doesn't necessarily mean what they should be doing. that likely means not spying on foreign leaders who happen to be good friends and allies. across europe, an uproar today. the u.s. ambassador to spain under siege. called on the carpet to explain reports that the nsa was vacuuming up telephone data, tracking 60 million calls in spain in less than a month according to el mundo. germany today called for an investigation into nsa's tapping of angela merkel's personal cell phone. the interior minister said the chancellor
and nsa spying story. all of it coming by leaks by the former u.s. defense contractor edward snowden. tonight's revelations involve very big names in the internet and e-mail world. now big companies are calling for new privacy laws to stop u.s. intelligence agencies from breaking into their data overseas. for more on all of it we turn to our chief foreign affairs correspondent andrea mitchell in our d.c. newsroom tonight. andrea, good evening. >> reporter: good evening, brian. the tech companies worry they are losing an arm's race with the nsa which nbc news confirms has been hacking into google and yahoo data centers around the world as fast as the company has put up firewalls. vacuuming up e-mail and phone records. google and yahoo data centers in all corners of the globe reach targets by data collection by nsa and british intelligence. as first reported in the "washington post" they found more documents leaked by edward snowden, hundreds of thousands of e-mails, search queries and other activity collected, decoded and filtered and possible intelligence targets transmitted to the n
. and then the edward snowden nsa leaks, raising questions about how much the president may or may not have known. in september, more of a slide because of the president's indecision on whether to attack syria. and now, between the government shutdown and the bungled health care rollout, he hit an all time low of 42%. getting close to president bush's number. obama buy og refer sees a trend. >> he works at a different timetable than everybody else. sometimes he's ahead of the curve. sometimes he's behind the curve. the question is will he get back up. >> reporter: in the past, even when the president experienced a dip in his job rating his personal likability never took a hit. this time, more folks view him negatively, 45% than positively, 41%. >> david axelrod believes that is due to this appearance of detachment on issues like health care and nsa. >> he needs to step up his visibility on these questions. i have no doubt he's doing it internally because i know how he operates, but the public needs to see that. and that's what's driving some of those personal ratings down. >> and he keeps saying
%. and that slid after the benghazi hearings, after the irs scandal, after edward snowden started leaking information about the nsa, and by september, it was down to 45% amid his indecision on syria, now at 42. but what's also knew, people don't like the president as much as they used to. his personal likability rating had been holding up. but now, his positive rating is upside down at 41%, considering his negative rating at 45%. people in this country don't think the health care law, obama care, is a good idea. in our poll, 47% to 37% think it's a bad idea. finally, the republican party, they're not too popular either. 22% of americans feel positively about the party, richard. >> well, we know, tracie, who does have a high approval rating in washington, d.c., tracie pots! 100% here. that's right, bill and myself, we think you're number one. thank you. >> reporter: sure. >>> removal of chemical weapons in syria. they have destroyed all necessary ingredients. this come as day before the imposed deadline by national regulators. it means country no longer has the ability to make new weapons.
missed. edward snowden says his leaks have brought about change with reform, supervision and laws being suggested. german magazine "der spiegel" published the manifesto of the truth sunday. the self-professed leaker said telling the truth should not be a criminal offense. however, the white house has scoffed at his request for clemency, urging him to come back and face justice. >>> west point hosted its first wedding saturday. between two men at the military academy. west point hosted two same-sex weddings of women last year. >>> and the tatyana mcfadden wins the new york city wheelchair marathon. completing an unprecedented grand slam. she also won titles this year in boston, chicago and london. she finished in 1:59:13. history-making, congratulations to her. >>> things got really hairy in germany over the weekend. some 300 men from 20 countries with all spectacular facial hair took part in the world's beard championships. trophies were given in competitive categories such as best dolly mustache. salvatore dali. best free style mustache. most fashionable beard. best goatee. best sunbur
to "press:here." recent articles in "the guardian" quoting information provided by edward snowden indicate the national security agency has done what many people thought could not be done. the nsa has cracked the powerful encryption which protects bank transfers and medical records and trade secrets as they travel through cyberspace. "the new york times" says the nsa treats its recent successes in deciphering protected information as among its most closely guarded secrets which is why then nsa won't talk to us about kriping to ra if i but martin has been arguing with and working with the nsa since 1975. thank you for being with us this morning. let me ask, and i understand you have no special way of peeking inside the nsa. these encryption standards, i always heard it would take 100 computers 100 years to break the sort of encryption standards we use today. am i wrong? >> it's complicated. the basic standard known as the advanced encryption standard, it would take millions of computers millions of years to break, but it's how you implement it. it's like if you have a resettable combinatio
night meeting. >> a new manifesto for the troops out by edward snowden comes as the white house and lawmakers denied his plea for clemency. snowden addresses the debate over the u.s. spying program. and he says this proves his revelations about the program were making a difference. however, the white house advisers say snowden still violates u.s. law and he should return to the states to face skbrus. >> the next presidential election is three years away, but two of the expected contenders are already being talked about quite a bit. nj nnl's republican governor chris christie is on a week-long bus tour across new jersey. he's riding a double digit lead to his reelection. but the republican party reeling from the presidential election, mitt romney talked up christie's chances on "meet the press." 'they don't km better than chris christie. >> 2016 is hillary's time. run, hillary, run! if you run, you'll win and we'll all win. >> hillary clinton aneerd her first political speech last month since leighing the state department. president obama also is stumping for virginia's governor
to parts of new england. >> the nsa is denying reports based on documents leaked by edward snowden that it secretly broke into a main connection link that connects yahoo! and google data centers overseas. >>> the boston red sox clinched their first title home at fenway since 1918. congrats to them. >>> straight ahead, some serious questions this morning for those of you with kids who play sports. kids and concussions. a new report sounding the alarm and putting at least some of the blame directly on parents. >>> we have a quick programming note to tell you about. tomorrow and monday on "today" bernard carric speaks out. >> he sits down and talks about his release from prison and president bush's nominee for security. we'll have part one of our interview and he will join us live in our studio coming up on monday morning. >>> let's begin this half hour with a texas police officer hailed as a hero. she was shot twice, once in the face, still managed to pursue the suspects. nbc's janet chandley has more on this. good morning to you. >> reporter: hi, matt, talk about true grit, a 40-yea
. word from edward snowden that the u.s. has eavesdropped on frenchmen, even on angela merkel's cell phone. a furious merkel called president obama to complain. >> the president spoke to angela merkel, reassured her that the president is not and will not monitor the chancellor's communications. >> reporter: but the white house did not deny that it had happened. >> is not monitoring, will not monitor. i think you're missing a tense there. you've got your president progressive there, you got your simple future, but you're missing your past progressive. >> reporter: the secretary of state has been putting out fires here, there and everywhere. especially over u.s. policy toward syria. after two years of war and the assad regime's chemical attack killing more than a thousand civilians, including children, the saudis accused president obama of backing down, even helping assad butcher his own people. >> the shameful way that the world community accepts the impunity of the butcher of syria is a blot on the conscience of the world. >> reporter: furious that the u.s. did not carry out its thre
that the nsa was spying on world leaders. the leak came from documents stolen by former nsa contractor edward snowden, who is currently hiding in russia. >>> the fbi officially has a new leader tonight. president obama swore in james combmy today at fbi headquarters. the 52-year-old actually began his duties last month when robert muller resigned after 12 years as director. he is well liked by lawmakers. he was confirmed by the senate 93-1. he's a former federal prosecutor and was number two in command at the justice department. >>> in the u.s. senate, majority leader harry reid is promising to bring a gay rights bill to the floor before this thanksgiving. in recent years, the prrallying point has been primarily same-sex marriage but the employment nondiscrimination act or enda, as it's known, would ban discrimination in the workplace. it's been introduced in nearly every congress since 1994. a version was passed by the house in 2007. however, it died in the senate under a threatened veto by then-president george w. bush. at least 55 senators are on the record supporting enda. >>> hours after
ranked woman. the list has 72 people on it. >>> nsa leaker edward snowden has a new job. he's now working a technical support job for one of russia's largest websites. snowden's attorney will not say which website. russia granted snowden asylum back in august. here in the u.s., snowden faces espionage charges for releasing information on the nsa's surveillance programs. snowden starts his new job tomorrow. >>> cuts to the food stamp program begin tomorrow. more than 47 million americans who get food stamps will see their benefits drop. it's the end of a temporary benefit from the 2009 economic stimulus. that stimulus boosted food stamp dollars. it means the family of four getting food stamps will start receiving $36 less each month. one in seven americans receive food stamps. >>> a bay area tech company is undergoing a massive expansion and going global. coursera, mountain view, offers online college level courses. it announced a partnership with the state department and seven international organizations which will take the company worldwide. coursera is launching so-called learning hubs
edward snowden is pleading for international support tonight to stop what he calls america's persecution of him. a german lawmaker flew to moscow to visit the former nsa contractor who was granted asylum in russia after leaking the nsa's domestic spying programs. the lawmaker was there to discuss the recent reports also that the u.s. is also spying on germany including chancellor angela merkel. why there, the lawmaker says snowden gave him a letter in which he asks the united states to stop treating him like a traitor. the u.s. has not responded. >>> okay. call it the other push to go green. as the movement to legalize marijuana gains steam, there's one aspect of the debate that may not be getting enough attention. >> we're talking about the impact to our environment. our investigative reporter traveled across the state to expose the damage done by many pot growers. >> unfortunately, this is becoming a common practice. we found that many growers are trespassing on to national parks and tribal land. they are using highly toxic pesticides to grow pot. the effects are real and deadly. flyin
of europe's scorn. the white house can thank nsa leaker, edward snowden. president obama has had to apologize to hollande, merkel, and current and former leaders in mexico and president ruseff who even canceled a state visit to washington she was so angry. while the nsa scandal is also causing protests at home, with european allies, it could cost serious money. the european union, america's largest trading partner, is threatening to cancel pending trade talks in the u.s. >> when we're doing this in germany, france, great britain, other nations we've been allied with in fighting al qaeda, invading libya, these kinds of things just trample trust. >> the administration and its defenders say most of the spying is legitimate for the protection of the u.s. and its allies. >> so a bad guy in afghanistan can use networks in france or germany or great britain or the united states and plan operations with somebody else who may be in afghanistan, but you could still use all of those networks. >> the nsa has issued an unusual denial of one british report that said president obama had been to
have denied the charges against them. >>> the u.s. isn't showing any leniency toward edward snowden after he pleaded for international help and asking for the u.s. to drop spying charges against him. a german lawmaker released the letter friday following a meeting with snowden in russia. snowden said he would like to testify before congress and he would be willing to help officials in germany investigate alleged u.s. spying there. >>> honda is recalling more an 300,000 odyssey minivans to fix a problem that can cause the vehicle to break without warning. it affects the 2007 and 2008 model years. honda said the fix won't be available until next spring so it's mailing out instructions telling owners how they should drive to prevent the problem from occurring. >>> a scare for denver nuggets fans at friday night's home opener and it wasn't just the score against the trail blazers. before the game the mascot rocky was lowered from the ceiling of the pepsi center to the floor for player introductions. the fans cheered and spotlight on him but one problem. rocky was apparently unconscious
nature of the revelation. >> reporter: edward snowden's revelation wills keep coming, says snowden's intermediary glen green wald. >> there's documents in the troef that we have pertaining to virtually every single country in europe, south america, central america, asia, and the middle east, and we intend to report most of that. >> there's a lot more to come. former and current officials say other countries, of course, also spy on us, but clearly not to the extent of the nsa's sweeping data collection. the message from europe, the targeting of friendly foreign leaders has destroyed trust with the u.s., leading some to not believe the u.s.'s claim that the president was unaware of this program until recently. >> andrea mitchell in washington. thank you. >>> we have new developments in the search for four escaped prisoners in oklahoma. two of the men are still at large. nbc's kerry sanders has details on that. good morning to you. >> well, good morning, matt. two of them remain at large, but two others were picked up. the escapees found about 20 miles from here. they're back in the j
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